7 Dec 2018

Lady Gaga up for best actress award

7:35 pm on 7 December 2018

Lady Gaga's performance in A Star is Born has landed her a best actress nomination at the Golden Globes.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born Photo: Warner Bros

Bradley Cooper is also nominated for his direction of and performance in the musical remake.

Olivia Colman is also up for a best actress award for The Favourite, for which Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are also recognised.

Rosamund Pike is nominated for best actress in a film drama, alongside Lady Gaga, for her role in A Private War.

Colman, meanwhile, will compete for the best actress in a film musical or comedy award with Emily Blunt, shortlisted for playing the title role in Mary Poppins Returns.

Blunt said she was "blown away and over the moon" to receive her sixth Golden Globe nomination, adding that she was "delighted in playing every aspect of this extraordinary and iconic character."

"The entire experience working on it was spellbinding and that's largely to do with the incomparable [director] Rob Marshall who took on this project with great love, depth and courage in his heart."

Weisz also expressed gratitude, saying she was "proud to be nominated alongside such a brilliant group of actresses, including my incredible co-star Emma".

"And all hail our nominated Queen Olivia!" she continued. "These honours are a testament to the brilliance of our director Yorgos Lanthimos."

Claire Foy is up for a supporting acting award, alongside Rachel Weisz, for the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, as is Richard E Grant for literary comedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

Grant, who plays a debauched ex-pat embroiled in a forgery scandal, said he was "astonished and stunned" to receive his first Golden Globe nomination, while Foy, who plays Armstrong's wife Janet, said it was "such an honour" to be shortlisted for a third time.

"I'm so proud of First Man and share this nomination with all the cast and crew," she said. "I also share this with the entire Armstrong family who have been so generous and kind throughout the whole process of making this film."

Other British talents in the running include Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, nominated for their roles in BBC political drama A Very English Scandal.

There are also TV nominations for Benedict Cumberbatch (for Patrick Melrose), Westworld's Thandie Newton and Sacha Baron Cohen, in contention for his satirical series Who is America?.


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